PRESS RELEASE VASEK 18.4.2012
The Energy Ambassador has been chosen
Tuomas Vanhanen, student in energy technology at the Tampere University of Technology, has been chosen for the summer job position as the Vaasa region Energy Ambassador, a position that received more than 1,600 applications. Vanhanen, who is currently completing supplementary studies at the Vienna University of Technology, will earn 30,000 euro by working for the 12 top companies in the Vaasa region during the summer. His task is also to spread the word about the Vaasa region’s energy technology concentration’s significance for Finland and to tell about his experiences in the social media.
The Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK and the representatives for the other employer companies describe Vanhanen as a dynamic young professional with excellent skills. He jumped out from the group of applicants at an early stage.
The Energy Ambassador was announced in Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Helsinki. Vanhanen was also handed the keys to his hybrid car and a hotel room, both being his job benefits. He signed the employment contract with the mayor of the City of Vaasa Tomas Häyry. Also present at the press conference was the U.S. Ambassador to Finland Bruce J. Oreck who gave his view on the opportunities the position brings.
Vanhanen is familiar with the Vaasa region and has acquainted himself with some of his employer companies through studies. He received information on the recruitment of the Energy Ambassador when a fellow student recommended applying for the position in Facebook.
The Energy Ambassador will start working in the end of May. You can follow his summer at the ambassador's own EnergyVaasa web site www.energyvaasa.fi/lahettilas.
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